Contador skips Worlds and ends season early

Alberto Contador on podium, Tour de France 2010 stage 19

Tour de France winner Alberto Contador will skip the World Championships and is likely to end his season early. Spain announced its long list of 21 cyclists today for the World Championship, leaving Contador at home.

"I talked to him on the phone," head coach, Jose Luis Santos told news agency AFP, "and he said he preferred not to extend his season so he can optimise his preparations for next season."

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